1960 NBA Finals: Celtics vs. Hawks
The Hawks rebounded from a tough 1958-59 season to win their fourth straight Western Division title in 1959-60 with a record of 46-29. St. Louis played a tough seven-game series in the Western Conference Finals against the Minneapolis Lakers, but advanced with a 21 point win in Game 7 for their fourth trip to the NBA Finals in three seasons.
Facing the Celtics again, the Hawks battled just as hard as in the previous two series against Boston, alternating wins with the Celtics and forcing a Game 7. The Celtics, behind Bill Russell’s 18 second quarter points, would go on to handily beat the Hawks for the NBA Championship.